Tag: video games

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Video Game Company Behind ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Candy Crush’ To Pay $18-Million Settlement in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Case

Video game giant Activision Blizzard has announced that it will agree to pay an $18-million settlement to end a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit recently brought against the company by the U.S. government. CNN’s Rishi Iyengar reported that on Sept. 27, “the gaming company, which owns hugely popular titles such…

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Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch Bans Anonymous Users Known for Hitting Black and LGBTQ Streamers with ‘Hate Raids’

Streaming service Twitch is known for providing livestream feeds of video games and esports competitions. But it also has a dark underbelly in which some users seek out and target minority users with racist and homophobic attacks. Fortunately, the service has decided this type of behavior cannot stand and has…

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Gaming Industry Moves Forward While Leaving Minorities Behind

The gaming industry is poised to be the next boom industry in American business. In 2018, video game revenue reached a new high of $43.8 billion, according to Entertainment Software Association and The NPD Group. Like many of the United States’ most profitable enterprises, the gaming industry is overly saturated…